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      Lesson plans give you a series of activities to use in your classroom, including procedure and worksheets to download. The lessons can be accessed by most recent or by CEF level.

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      Monthly lesson plan - April 2014: Planning and writing a story

      This lesson uses materials in the writing skills section on LearnEnglish Teens and focuses on helping students plan and write a story.

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      Monthly lesson plan - Earth Hour

      Earth Hour is an annual event organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature and our monthly lesson plan for March looks at this event in more detail. Students watch a promotional video for Earth Hour, read a text about Earth Hour in the UK, and talk about issues related to the topic. Students listen to a song from the video as an extension activity.

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      Monthly lesson plan - Online safety

      February 11th is Safer Internet Day. To help raise awareness of this important issue, our monthly lesson plan for February 2014 is all about online safety and young learners.

      In this lesson, students start by talking about how they use the internet, they then watch a video about online safety and read about staying safe online. They do a speaking activity based on the video and the text, and finish by making a poster with their top tips for staying safe online.

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      Monthly lesson plan - This year I...

      In this lesson, students are introduced to and discuss the topic of New Year resolutions, while focusing on the form and use of ‘going to’ to express personal intentions.

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      Monthly lesson plan - Movember

      In this lesson students read about the Movember charity, discuss issues related to charities and health, then join an ‘imaginary’ online chat group to organise their own charity event.

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      Monthly lesson plan - A tour of London

      In this lesson students practise vocabulary of famous places in London, listen to a light-hearted recording of a guided tour on an open top bus in London, check their comprehension, and then do a speaking activity based on the listening.

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      Food issues

      This lesson plan has been developed to support the IATEFL Global Issues SIG and their October event focusing on Food issues. The lesson looks at two food-related topics: School dinners and Britain's Snack culture.

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      Carnivores vs. herbivores

      This lesson focuses on the difference between carnivores and herbivores. Students watch the video Triumph of the Herbivores, available from BBC Earth, about how herbivores escape being eaten by carnivores and then do one of the suggested follow-up activities.

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      Little Beauty

      This is a series of activities and related worksheets for you to download and use with the storybook Little Beauty. It forms part of the Promoting diversity through children’s literature series, produced by the British Council Teaching Centre in Paris.

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      Peas!

      This is a series of activities and related worksheets for you to download and use with the storybook Peas! It forms part of the Promoting diversity through children’s literature series, produced by the British Council Teaching Centre in Paris.

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      Photographs

      What photos have you got on your mobile? Do you keep pictures in your purse or wallet? Have you got a photograph on your identity card? This lesson gives students the chance to talk about their photos and then write a description of a favourite picture.

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      Rain

      This is a series of activities and related worksheets for you to download and use with the storybook Rain. It forms part of the Promoting diversity through children’s literature series, produced by the British Council Teaching Centre in Paris.

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      Shopping - different shops

      This lesson reviews vocabulary relating to everyday shopping and introduces different shop names. Students practise speaking and listening using these items in a meaningful context. They then write short sentences about different shops.

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      All about me

      This lesson provides students with a live listening on the topic of the teacher’s personal interests and opinions. The students then use this as a model to chat about similar topics with their classmates using basic tenses and a variety of structures.

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      Card games

      What card games do you know? Do you like playing games? In this lesson, students read about how to play a card game called ‘Snap’. They practise expressions for playing games and then have the chance to write instructions for a game. You need at least one pack of playing cards for this lesson.

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      Class journals

      This lesson plan looks at one way class journals might be set up in order to introduce students to the idea and to get them working with journals

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      How green are you?

      This lesson looks at ways the learners can take to reduce their impact on climate change. Learners will carry out two surveys and summarise their findings as a report.

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      Is it because?

      This is a series of activities and related worksheets for you to download and use with the storybook Is it because? It forms part of the Promoting diversity through children’s literature series, produced by the British Council Teaching Centre in Paris.

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      A Content and Language Integrated Learning Lesson

      In previous methodology articles I have outlined the theory behind Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and provided a framework for CLIL-type lessons, particularly suited to learners studying content-based subjects in English or as part of a bilingual education programme.

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      Advertisement storyboard

      In this lesson students produce a storyboard for an advertisement. It's suitable for pre-intermediate level and above. The exercises in this lesson introduce some of the elements of advertisements such as slogans.

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      All about me

      This lesson provides students with a live listening on the topic of the teacher’s personal interests and opinions. The students then use this as a model to chat about similar topics with their classmates using basic tenses and a variety of structures.

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      April Fool

      This lesson gives students the opportunity to find out about what happens on April Fool’s Day, April 1st, in the UK. It’s the one day of the year when it’s acceptable to play jokes on your friends and colleagues.

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      Big numbers!

      Lots of our students have problems with big numbers. Sometimes they don’t know where to say ‘and’. Sometimes they confuse numbers like ‘sixteen’ and ‘sixty’. In this lesson students revise big numbers in a fun way. First they play a guessing game, then they play Bingo! They finish with a pair work jigsaw reading activity.

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      A night out in Newcastle

      Reading can sometimes be a very solitary experience and many teachers prefer to get students to do it at home, but with the right kind of text and the right tasks, reading can be turned into a fun, collaborative and communicative experience.

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      A Content and Language Integrated Learning Lesson

      In previous methodology articles I have outlined the theory behind Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and provided a framework for CLIL-type lessons, particularly suited to learners studying content-based subjects in English or as part of a bilingual education programme.

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      A food festival

      When students are going to do a listening activity, it is useful to get them thinking about the topic of the listening beforehand. That way they can reactivate and extend their store of vocabulary. In this lesson, students first discuss the topic of food festivals, then they focus on their listening skills in preparation for part 2 of the FCE listening test.

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      Advertisement storyboard

      In this lesson students produce a storyboard for an advertisement. It's suitable for pre-intermediate level and above. The exercises in this lesson introduce some of the elements of advertisements such as slogans.

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      Born, bread and buttered in London

      In this lesson students hear a man being interviewed about his life in London. He talks about the different parts of London he has lived in and how things have changed in these areas.

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      Consumer society

      The aim of this lesson is to give students practice in reading for information and argument in an article about consumer society and give them an opportunity to discuss their opinions about the topic

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      Cooking in Britain Today

      This lesson consists of a series of activities to help students talk about food and cooking.The main focus of the lesson is a text based on a recent survey in the UK indicating that British people are becoming more adventurous and experimental in their cooking and eating habits due to the growing popularity of cooking programmes. This lesson should challenge stereotypes of British food and encourage students to discuss their own preferences and attitudes towards food and restaurants.

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      Destination - England

      This lesson gives students the opportunity to find out more about England. It is one of a collection of four Destination UK lesson plans that look at the four countries that make up the UK.

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      Destination - Northern Ireland

      This lesson gives students the opportunity to find out more about Northern Ireland. It is one of a collection of four Destination UK lesson plans that look at the countries that make up the UK.

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      Destination - Scotland

      This lesson gives students the opportunity to find out more about Scotland. It is one of a collection of four Destination UK lesson plans that look at the four countries that make up the UK.

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      sureshv
      India

      This lesson plan is very helpful to plan lessons at primary level.


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      jamiejayce
      Philippines

      This is a good post, Thanks for this...
      this will really help to my students. Cause you...
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      Khuraman Safarova
      Azerbaijan

      Thanks for this lesson plan very much. It is great.


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